Tightwads On The Loose

Tightwads on the Loose PDF
Author: Wendy Hinman
Publisher: Wendy E. Hinman
ISBN: 9780984835003
Size: 23.30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Pacific Ocean
Languages : en
Pages : 388
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Book Description: Everyone dreams of tropical escape. But what happens when you escape for too long? Imagine spending 24 hours a day with your spouse in 31 not-so-square feet . . . for years; crossing the Pacific Ocean on two gallons of fuel; and tossing spaghetti marinara around your living room, then cleaning it up while bouncing like ice in a martini shaker. Tightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth's large frame and set sail for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they'd be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without most "necessities" and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless "character-building opportunities." They make a long-anticipated visit to the island where Garth had been shipwrecked as a teenager, only to find it had become a penal colony. An electronic catastrophe in the Solomon Islands leaves them without navigation equipment, which forces them to trade their free-wheeling lifestyle for one that seems straight out of a '60s sitcom: jobs at a U.S. Army base in the Marshall Islands. In Asia, they dodge typhoons and ships that threaten to turn their home into kindling. Finally they endure a grueling 49-day nonstop ocean crossing. None of this prepares them for their arrival "home" to a post-9/11 America which leaves them wondering what had changed more, them or the world. Tightwads on the Loose offers a fun read to the armchair adventurer -- or anyone afflicted with wanderlust.

Walking To The End Of The World

Walking to the End of the World PDF
Author: Beth Jusino
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1680512048
Size: 75.38 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: In April 2015, Beth and Eric Jusino, laden with backpacks and nerves, walked out of a cathedral in the historic village of Le Puy, France, down a cobblestone street, and turned west. Seventy-nine days, a thousand miles, two countries, two mountain ranges, and three pairs of shoes later, they reached the Atlantic Ocean. More than two million pilgrims have walked the Way of Saint James, a long-distance hiking trail familiar to most Americans by its Spanish name, the Camino de Santiago. Each pilgrim has their own reason for undertaking the journey. For the Jusinos, it was about taking a break from the relentless pace of modern life and getting away from all their electronic devices. And how hard could it be, Beth reasoned, to walk twelve to fifteen miles a day, especially with the promise of real beds and local wine every night? Simple. It turned out to be harder than she thought. Beth is not an athlete, not into extreme adventures, and, she insists, not a risk-taker. She didn't speak a word of French when she set out, and her Spanish was atrocious. But she can tell a story. In Walking to the End of the World, she shares, with wry humor and infectious enthusiasm, the joys and travails of undertaking such a journey. She evocatively describes the terrain and the route’s history, her fellow pilgrims, and the villages passed, and the unexpected challenges and charms of the experience. Beth’s story is also about the assurance that an outdoor-based, boundary-stretching adventure is accessible to even the most unlikely of us. In her story, readers will feel that they, too, can get off their comfortable couches and do something unexpected and even spectacular. Walking to the End of the World is a warm-hearted and engaging story about an average couple going on an adventure together, tracing ancient paths first created in the tenth and eleventh centuries, paths that continue to inspire and reveal surprises to us today in the twenty-first.

Slow Boat To The Bahamas

Slow Boat to the Bahamas PDF
Author: Linus Wilson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692585399
Size: 66.56 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 350
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Book Description: SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS is a funny look at getting the sailing bug, preparing for, and going on the big trip with a four year old and a four pound dog."If you've ever wanted to cruise the Bahamas by boat or just in your mind, SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS offers a humorous ride."-Wendy Hinman, author of TIGHTWADS ON THE LOOSE"SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS made me feel the tropical sun on the back of my neck, with the added bonus of a treasure-trove of local information!"-Glenn Damato author of BREAKING SEAS"SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS documents the journey of a non-boat owner through the purchase of his first sailboat, on to Florida and eventually through the Bahamas. It is a detailed, and starkly honest account of a cruising couple with a child and dog, and what they overcame to fulfill their dream. The author kept meticulous records that will benefit anyone considering the same adventure."-Ed Robinson, author of LEAP OF FAITH: QUIT YOUR JOB AND LIVE ON A BOAT"SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS was a pleasant surprise. The insights into why people like us 'go out there' in boats is brought into crystal clarity in a way that is both entertaining and informative. The humor with which he tells this tale makes the pages fly by."-Bob Bitchin, publisher of CRUISING OUTPOST MAGAZINE

Paris Tightwad And Peculiar

Paris  Tightwad  and Peculiar PDF
Author: Margot Ford McMillen
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826209726
Size: 21.41 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 93
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Book Description: Names of towns and cities in the State of Missouri are covered in this lively book on the history of place names. The origins behind the names range from humorous to descriptive.

The Complete Tightwad Gazette

The Complete Tightwad Gazette PDF
Author: Amy Dacyczyn
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780375752254
Size: 62.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 959
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Book Description: Shows how to save money by recycling, shopping for bargains, and finding less-expensive alternatives to store-bought foods and products

Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 51.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Trademarks
Languages : en
Pages :
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The American Magazine

The American Magazine PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 67.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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Private Press Books

Private Press Books PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 37.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Privately printed books
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Ohio Conservation Bulletin

The Ohio Conservation Bulletin PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 46.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Wildlife conservation
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Fra

The Fra PDF
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 70.50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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